The company is announcing today that customers using ARM will now be able to monitor their Azure infrastructure with Datadog’s system. ARM is Azure’s latest way for users to deploy and manage applications on Azure, enabling them to understand and resolve issues in a cloud infrastructure.
Datadog had initially integrated Azure’s platform into its monitoring system, but ARM makes it easier to monitor Azure’s resources because they all have an underlying common API, says Daniel Langer, product manager for Datadog’s cloud integration.
This makes it easy to integrate with applications that are not housed in virtual machines, such as databases and mobile apps, because they all share a common API. Datadog’s initial implementation with Azure only worked with virtual machines.
“We follow trends in the cloud, so as people shift over to ARM, we obviously want to have an integration so they can monitor with the new software,” Langer says. “One of the major ways we began to support this was through their ARM, which allows users to easily create virtual machines through Azure and can run apps on them in a more fluid way.”
Langer says that there are a couple companies working on monitoring ARM. But what differentiates Datadog from these companies is that its product encompasses monitoring of multiple platforms and is continually adding support for different systems and providers.
Datadog touts dozens of cloud platforms that are integrated into its monitoring system, and ARM is just its newest Microsoft addition.
ARM is one in a handful of other Microsoft implementations that Datadog monitors, including Microsoft Windows, IIS, Event Viewer, and Windows Management Instrumentation.
Although Datadog hosts its own product on Amazon Web Services (AWS), it is not an Amazon product, but just a third-party monitoring system for applications.